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Northwestern Athletics: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

Northwestern Athletics: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

 

Northwestern Athletics has released a video in support of the It Gets Better project.

The video, filmed over the summer, features Northwestern Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips, head coaches Pat Fitzgerald (football), Kate Drohan (softball) and Claire Pollard (women’s tennis) alongside several current and former students.

More from the website:

“We are excited to join with the It Gets Better Project to take a stand against bullying,” Phillips said. “As a University and an Athletic Department, Northwestern takes great pride in celebrating each and every one of the unique individuals at our institution, whether they be students or staff. Bullying of anyone for any reason is not acceptable, and we hope others will use their voices to stand with us.”

To supplement Northwestern’s It Gets Better project video on the organization’s website, NU Athletics’ YouTube channel and NUsports.com, both 30- and 60-second public service announcements also will begin to air on WGN-AM Radio 720 and are available for any station wishing to use them.

Watch the video below:

Don’t Suffer in Silence, Get Help

The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 helpline with trained counselors ready to listen if you or someone you know would like to talk about the issues dealt with in this post.

The Trevor Project Helpline number is 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).

Trevor Project Links:

IMPORTANT: If you live outside America and require information on services in your country the International Association for Suicide Prevention carries information for crisis centers from across the globe. Please click here for those resources.

 

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4:42AM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:59PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

This is why I'm a PROUD Northwestern alumnus! Outstanding!!

11:46AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

noted

7:06AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

So fantastic these announcements, I am glad to see it directs the message to all kids that suffer from bullying not just the gay kids, but anyone that is somewhat different!

3:02AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Northwestern and the B1G 10 are showing the way against bullying...YOWSER!

11:23PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

there is a slow change in society

thank god

8:35PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

thanks.

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